Asian Co-operation

EMBRAER OF Brazil has signed a framework agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) that aims to implement a Legacy 600/650 production line in China, using the infrastructure, financial resources and workforce of their joint venture company Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Company (HEAI).  Both companies say that they recognise the ongoing rapid growth of the Chinese executive aviation market and are encouraged with the potential of the aircraft type to fulfil the requirements of this demanding market.
Since when the first examples were introduced in 2000, there are now more than 80 Embraer aircraft currently operated in Greater China.  The HEAI was established in January 2003, and has produced and delivered 39 ERJ 145s to date.